Placed in a cage without wooden perch, similar to chicken cage, a little eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) in Mira Fantasia wildlife park (Banyuwangi, East Java province) could not fly. This bird could only walk like chicken inside the cage. However, starting from today (30th of December 2015), this eagle has been able to fly because its cage is improved.
Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in East Java province wrote to Scorpion Foundation today (Wednesday, December 30, 2015) informing that they have followed up Scorpion’s report.
Scorpion Foundation reported to BKSDA East Java on 28th December 2015 that the eagle in Mira Fantasia could not fly inside its cage because there was no wooden perch. In the following day of arrival of Scorpion letter, BKSDA contacted Mirah Fantasia Wildlife Park which took immediate action to equip the cage with wooden branches to perch for eagles.
Prior to that, Scorpion also reported horrific orangutan cages at Mira Fantasia wildlife park to BKSDA East Java. Following the report, Mira Fantasia made a new larger enclosure for orangutans.
Before monitoring of Scorpion foundation, the eagle at Mira Fantasia could walk only.
After monitoring of Scorpion, the eagle in cage can fly and perch. Photo: BBKSDA East Java.
The old orangutan cages in Mira Fantasia before monitoring of Scorpion. Barbaric cages. Photo: Scorpion.
A new larger cage in Mira Fantasia after monitoring and reporting of Scorpion Foundation. Photo: Scorpion.
A close up picture of the eagle in Mira Fantasia. Photo: Scorpion.